A poster using Clarendon hand-carved from actual cake, this image intended to subtly address societal pressures to be thin, body image, and beauty standards under the guise of a playful typographical poster.
Size: 24" x 36"
A digital illustration completed in Adobe Photoshop for Ray-Ban's "Never Hide" campaign.
Custom rubber stamps were designed, coffee cup sleeves and disposable packaging was die-cut and screenprinted by hand, and dinnerware bearing a logo mark was also screenprinted by hand. A digital illustration made in Adobe Photoshop provides a mockup of the envisioned space.
Notable Awards: High-Pass Thesis (Awarded to 10 students in the entire graduating class) Nominated for the Lloyd Reynolds Award for Communication Design 2013
Pearl District Neighborhood Association
In current use by the Pearl District Neighborhood Association of Portland, Oregon, the committee asked for a logo mark that explored both the modernization of the area and gently acknowledging the district's history while maintaining an ultimately youthful feel.
The logo led to work on their physical identity system which included presentation folders, letterhead, and business cards.
The Right Way to End A Story
A custom digital illustration made per Tin House art director Janet Parker's specifications.
The illustration was published in Tin House Magazine #52.
Don't Muck About
Custom typographical, three-color screen print done for fun and exploration...and as an excuse to get some screen printing ink under my nails.
Size: 8" x 10"
Smith Teamaker (Various Projects)
During my time as Smith Teamaker's Brand Visuals and Special Projects Coordinator, I designed, concepted, and produced several projects.
Tea Cocktails — Concepted, designed, coordinated partnership with Mazama Wares, and produced final product from start to finish. Cards are 100lb cardstock with three rounded corners, riveted by hand with brass eyelets to form a "swatch book" of recipes. Size: 5" x 3"
Iced Tea Product Photography — Styled and shot promotional photograph of Smith Teamaker's collection of Iced Tea Tip Top Cartons. Styled to match previous product photography by Polara Photography.
Smith Assortment Tip Top Carton Package Design — Concepted and prototyped design of Smith Assortment Tip Top Carton. Photo by Polara.
Retail Point-Of-Sale Pieces — Designed and produced various pieces of POS for both retail and event applications. Art Direction by Steven Smith.
Assignment for a PNCA design show where students were asked to design pieces in the style of an influential designer in history. I chose to remake the movie poster for The Ring in the style of Dutch designer, Piet Zwart.
Size: 18" x 24"
Custom illustration and typography made for a two-color screenprint as exploration and practice.
Size: 8" x10"
The Scream Queens
Custom digital illustration made in Adobe Illustrator for entry into an Adventure Time With Finn and Jake t-shirt contest. Shirt was printed in a small run for a limited time.
Three-color, reductive woodblock printed on Japanese hosho paper with oil-based inks.
Size: 8" x 10"
Kitchen Book Cover
Redesign of the book cover for Banana Yoshimoto's novel Kitchen. An image of the traditional Japanese dish, katsudon, was used on the cover as the dish acts as a strong bonding element between the two main characters of the story.
Back to Black
Digital illustration made in Adobe Photoshop to commemorate Amy Winehouse's passing.